Alaska PDGA Winter Series #12

January - March 2020 • Anchorage, Alaska
PDGA-sanctioned singles league

Ace pool

$87
as of March 15

This league has ended.

No upcoming league rounds are scheduled.
PDGA results available at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/44245

Leaderboard

Mar 7, 2020 · Top scores
Westchester Lagoon Park
Regular tees 2010, twice through, 18 holes
A Pool
-12 42
Beckner, James
-10 44
Scott Johnson
-9 45
Jared O'Brien
B Pool
-7 47
John Delreal
-4 50
Boyd, Jeremy
-2 52
Will Graham
-2 52
Cooper, Adam
C Pool
+7 61
Julia Musser
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Leaderboard updated 3/14/20

About this League

Singles league - 19 all-time players - 15 active players
$7.00 player fee each session
PDGA Singles League - League fee is $7 each week for ADGA members and $10 for non-members. ADGA memberships are $40 for first time members and $30 for renewing members. $1 of each weekly fee goes to ace pot, $1 to PDGA/ADGA. I'd love to get some first-timers out here so invite your non-disc golf friends! GET CASH IN BY 11am!

UPDATE: I've been told the ADGA usually allows a month or so grace period for renewals, so first two weeks at least it'll be $7 for 2019 members. But no time like the present to renew!

League News

Joe Caissie   March 21 at 4:51am

Peter's Creek tomorrow

Hi folks - FYI I don't think I'll make it up to PC tomorrow. People might want to comment here to make sure there'll be a critical mass to play a casual round tomorrow.

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John Delreal   March 21 at 5:16am

Me & Will are interested.. if no ones down for PC we’ll play at WestChester

Jeremy Boyd   March 21 at 4:16pm

Not sure I'm going today with the snow coming down and everything else going on...we'll see

Joe Caissie   March 20 at 6:52pm

End of league round-up

I notice I didn't make if official, but Winter League is over. No more sanctioned events through the end of April. I just put the final hole-by-hole scores into the spreadsheet, though, so you can take a look here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pXVPqjdCCrnuu8te42OhSchP36isxXKICrmxWirOqBc/edit#gid=0

I think the Davis Park averages are interesting since it's a newer course - looks like Blue 5, 6, and 7 are all legit par 4s according to our averages!

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Joe Caissie   March 17 at 8:26pm

Week 10 delayed

https://www.pdga.com/announcements/covid-19-statement

PDGA won't be sanctioning any events through March 31, bottom line.

I may or may not come out myself but a) I think even if a lot of people are out on the course, that is completely consistent with social distancing, and b) PDGA can't stop us from having an unsanctioned competition.

Since we were all planning on getting out to PC at 11am Saturday, seems like we should sort of keep that plan and play some unsanctioned singles or doubles. Let me know what you think.

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Joe Caissie   March 17 at 5:25pm

Week 10 delayed

https://www.pdga.com/announcements/covid-19-statement

PDGA won't be sanctioning any events through March 31, bottom line.

I may or may not come out myself but a) I think even if a lot of people are out on the course, that is completely consistent with social distancing, and b) PDGA can't stop us from having an unsanctioned competition.

Since we were all planning on getting out to PC at 11am Saturday, seems like we should sort of keep that plan and play some unsanctioned singles or doubles. Let me know what you think.

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Jeremy Boyd   March 17 at 7:12pm

I am game to play PC on Saturday though. I wouldn't bother trying to hold week 10 at this point Joe, I'm sure the PDGA will be fine with just the 9 weeks.

Joe Caissie   March 17 at 7:26pm

Roger that. Great league everyone! Assuming my forearm is still functioning, I'll probably be in for PC this weekend. We might do a "final 12" or invite anyone who made like 5 weeks or more to compete for the unclaimed ace pot.

Joe Caissie   March 17 at 7:27pm

To be clear, that's not this coming weekend - we'll figure it out and do it March 28 if we do.

Joe Caissie   March 13 at 9:12pm

Special Week 10 announcement!

I've just been informed that Boyd and Cory have dug out the tees at Peter's Creek - to be clear this is not tomorrow, but 3/21, last league week, we will be playing at Peter's Creek.

Thanks to all the folks who have kept the tees clean this winter! I've headed out a few times before the rounds particularly at Davis Park, ready to make sure the boxes are clear, and had nothing to do. With the amount of snow this winter, it's really a privilege to be able to get good footing on drives.

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Jeremy Boyd   March 14 at 6:45am

They'll need a touch up before next Saturday but the 6 inches of packed snow and ice is off. We should be good for some PC action for the final week.

Jeremy Boyd   March 16 at 2:24pm

Done as of yesterday

Joe Caissie   March 13 at 6:20pm

Week 9

Just in case you're wondering, it's on at Davis! However, due to coronavirus I will not be allowing cards of greater than 500 people. So if too many people show up this week, I will be capping the field size at 4,500. I also encourage you all to forgo the traditional eyeball licking of all your cardmates before throwing on hole 18 to congratulate them on a good round. Just verbally inform the folks that it was a good round. Flatten the curve!

Seriously though, weather looks great o ... more

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Joe Caissie   March 8 at 8:50pm

Week 8 recap

The birdies were flying out at Westchester this week! Wonder if it being 20 instead of 0 had something to do with that? James Beckner took down A Pool with a blazing hot 42, nudging out Scott Johnson and Jarod O'Brien, who shot also-excellent 44 and 45, respectively. John "first things first I'm" Delreal(est) took down B-pool with a 47, and Julia Musser took last place in C pool with an efficiently-shot 61.

Hole-by-hole stats are updated for the league - you can look at w ... more

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Joe Caissie   March 8 at 8:25pm

Week 8 recap

The birdies were flying out at Westchester this week! Wonder if it being 20 instead of 0 had something to do with that? James Beckner took down A Pool with a blazing hot 42, nudging out Scott Johnson and Jarod O'Brien, who shot also-excellent 44 and 45, respectively. John "first things first I'm" Delreal(est) took down B-pool with a 47, and Julia Musser took last place in C pool with an efficiently-shot 61.

Hole-by-hole stats are updated for the league - you can look at w ... more

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Joe Caissie   March 5 at 9:39pm

Get psyched for Week 8!

Not sure what the weather was like week 5 and 6, but it sounds like this will be the first Winter League that I'll get to play where it won't be in the single digits or warm and melty. Nice, normal 20 degrees forecast. Maybe even a little light snow falling to set the mood for some steamy birdies out at the 'Goon on Saturday.

I know it has been cold these first weeks of league, but if I could make a request that people try to stick around for payouts - particularly in the B po ... more

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Joe Caissie   February 28 at 11:46pm

Week 7, coming in hot!

See you out there at Davis! Should be a balmy 10 degrees out there, with maybe some snow coming in towards the end of the round. Thanks to Boydo for filling in for me - I'll get the hole-by-hole scores all entered after this week's round. Let's get a score in the 40s this week!

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Joe Caissie   February 8 at 10:59pm

Week 4 Recap

A wet and windy Westchester saw 10 folks out to battle the elements. Jarod O'Brien took down A Pool with a 48, and John Delreal took B Pool for the second week in a row with a 48 as well!

Cash note: I owe the top 3 in B Pool some money - I thought there were 5 folks in B pool, but there were really 6.

I'll be in Las Vegas, gambling away B Pool's $5 the next two weeks - Boyd may not know it yet but he'l be running the league. (Seriously though if he can't, we'll find someone else.)

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Joe Caissie   February 6 at 6:23pm

Week 4 Heat Wave!

Good news everyone! It's going to be 40+ degrees warmer than the first three weeks this Saturday. See you out there at Westchester! Don't forget to bring a towel!

I'll be posting the hole-by-hole scores from last week either today or tomorrow.

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Joe Caissie   February 3 at 12:24am

Week 3 Bloodbath

Something was in the air/snow this week - 12 souls made it out to Davis this week, but only a few of them could have been accused of playing disc golf. Temps started out around 0, even warmer than Week 1, but the course played about 25 ratings points harder according to the PDGA.

James Beckner took down A Pool again, with a 56 despite a lost disc on the last hole. John Delreal grabbed B pool by 5 strokes with a 57, and Julia Musser won her second straight C pool with a hard-fought 80.

Sc ... more

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Joe Caissie   February 3 at 8:45pm

Nope, I keep doing that and it tells me they've been published...and then they're not. Thanks, though!

Jeremy Boyd   February 3 at 10:56pm

they are now after I did the above... : )

Julia Musser   February 7 at 5:35am

I just read this!! Thanks for the hard fought!!

Joe Caissie   January 29 at 11:19pm

Week 3!

Finally the temps have warmed up into the merely "hella cold" range, from the "what the ****, Richard" range...only to drop down back to WTFR this Saturday. See you out there at Davis!

Notes for this week:

Unless I'm told otherwise, starting this week I am collecting an extra $3 from anyone who has not re-upped ADGA membership. You can always re-up with me this week!

Try to get cash in by 11; when it's this cold, I will usually be sitting in my car, whic ... more

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Jeremy Boyd   January 30 at 1:15am

That van is always there...thanks for the laugh Joe : )

Joe Caissie   January 26 at 10:15pm

Hole by hole scoring data

Can't promise I'll keep this updated through the whole league but I'll do it as much as I can - check out the hole by hole scores and hole averages here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pXVPqjdCCrnuu8te42OhSchP36isxXKICrmxWirOqBc/edit?usp=sharing

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Jeremy Boyd   January 27 at 3:16pm

Yes, I got a 6 on hole 3

Joe Caissie   January 26 at 9:18pm

Westchester Lagoon 49ers

Great round out there at Westchester Lagoon for Week 2 of the league. Picking up A Pool first in a playoff was James Beckner, who sort of won by default when Joe Schacht lost a disc on the first playoff hole. Disappointing way to end; I think we were all hoping to see those two match each other birdie for birdie for hours out in the beautiful weather. Joe Caissie also picked up third by default when the other two folks who tied for third with a 49 left early.

B Pool was taken down by a coupl ... more

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Joe Caissie   January 22 at 5:53pm

'goonies never say die!

OK so it's going to be cold out there again this week, but maybe we'll get some sea breeze coming off Cook Inlet and keep it in the positive numbers out at Westchester Lagoon. Come on out! Pick up that big $6 ace pot on hole 8! Once we got moving last week I was able to feel my toes for the majority of the round.

Folks who know, how are the teepads? Seems like at some point during the winter they just covered with snow for good, but if they're salvageable, I'll get out there before the round to make sure they're in the best shape possible.

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Jeremy Boyd   January 22 at 7:22pm

They've been fine Joe, we've been clearing them for Wednesdays...

Joe Caissie   January 19 at 12:38am

First week recap

A hearty crew of 6 warriors made it out this week, starting the round in -8 degree temps. Birdies were hard to come by and trees were easy to find, but James Beckner managed to take down the A division with a 50. Adam Cooper outlasted Jeremy Boyd with a 61 to take down the B division.

See you all next week at Westchester! Current forecast is for 6 degrees for the high, but with the sun and humidity the heat index will make it feel like 10.

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Joe Caissie   January 16 at 12:05am

First League Round!

Good news everyone, the high temp Saturday is now supposed to be a balmy 4 degrees, rather than a frigid and unacceptable 2. Hope to see everyone out there - if I remember the cutoffs correctly, we'll be doing an A, B, and C pool with <800, between 800 and 900, and >900. I'll try and get out there early to make sure the teepads are clear.

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Jeremy Boyd   January 16 at 12:48am

The pads will be good Joe, we're on them

Jeremy Boyd   January 16 at 12:49am

I want to say that the rating cutoff for A pool was 910 rather than 900.

Joe Caissie   January 16 at 7:08am

OK - I know Thad did a league this summer and one was 900 and the other was 910. We'll do 910 if that's what we did last winter.